ARIN Intermediate Unit 28

Regional Education Service Agency

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  • 28th Annual Early Childhood Conference

    On Friday April 25, 2014, ARIN IU 28 will hold its 28th Annual Early Childhood Conference entitled "Positive Paths" at the Indiana, PA Holiday Inn. This regional training will host speakers working within the field of early childhood education and experts in the areas of special education. Features of the conference include discussions related to research and instructional strategies for brain injured children, the power of positive thinking, developing friendships, integrating technology into early childhood programs among others. Those participating in the conference receive an opportunity to network with colleagues, continuing education credits and "takeaways" for the early childhood program or classroom.

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  • ARIN hosts STEM Design Challenge

    On Thursday, April 10, 2014, ARIN hosted its first STEM Design Challenge for students in grades 4th through 8th. Fifty-four students from Apollo-Ridge, Freeport Area, Indiana Area and United school districts attended the event. Teams were challenged to create an environmentally friendly people mover using 1400 or less K’Nex building pieces.

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  • Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    The Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit 28 (ARIN) holds the grant for the Pennsylvania's Education for the Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program. The program is one of eight regions across Pennsylvania and is also known as Region #6. The program consists of 11 counties, Armstrong, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson and Potter, which includes 56 school districts and 20 shelters. The Regional and Site Coordinators for the Pennsylvania's Education for the Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness are based out of ARIN.

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  • CPE Course: Trainer of Trainers in Crisis Management for Educators

    In Pennsylvania, the School Code mandates that educational staff intervene in situations in which a person poses a threat to him/herself or to another in the school setting. This course will provide participants with both the expertise and the skills necessary to train others in safe strategies for dealing with these situations.

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  • Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC)

    PIIC, a partnership of the Annenberg Foundation and PDE, is a statewide initiative that provides uniform and consistent delivery of sustained professional development around instructional coaching and mentoring at the secondary level, with a focus on literacy. Participating districts receive free professional development for instructional coaches/teacher leaders in the areas of secondary literacy and coaching, as well as on-site support from an IU “coach mentor” who provides professional support and development to coaches, as well as assistance to administrators in effectively using instructional strategies to maximize student achievement.

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